The Macross Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by pinoy78, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Meister61

    Meister61 Starscreams Ghost

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    I don't get it.

    Why don't they fix the inside of the chest parts filler without partforming and attaching a piece there? It could easily be made by having part of the chest opening from the inside to fill up that gab instead of using an extra non transforming piece.
     
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  2. ArkhamSoldier

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    P-Bandai - HG 1/100VF-22S Sturmvogel II (Gamlin Kizaki's machine)
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  3. X-Arachnis

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    y'know, I could wonder why P-Bandai but really.... I wonder more why this is the first one. hell, I wouldn't be shocked if we see a two pack of this tooling variation for Max and Miria.
     
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    FiVE1ZERO ***FT Screwdriver Collector ONLY.!***

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    So you guys think this is a fair trade off? Paid $38 SHiPPED for the HG21 from Aliexpress and this is how it arrived.
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    I'm like 0-5 now buying shit from Aliexpress and the box appearing to look like it was used as a seat cushion LOL:D  I guess the only positive is tha it arrived within a week from China. All parts are still on their Trees and look fine.
    Time to panel line and build it. Queue in the Jam.!
     
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    Nice! Did you panel line the HG 19 as well? I was gonna do some weathering on mine but decided to just keep it stock.
     
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    They sure don't animate mecha or storyboard scenes like they used too....a lot of anime just lack immersion...but the stories do be good tho
     
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I just preordered the VF-31 reissue with the super parts. I've never been able to find just the super parts for a price I was willing to pay. And although I have two VF-31 figures, I don't have one in Hayate's blue colors. It's like I'm getting the jet for $220 and the super parts for $80.

    Sigh. My poor wallet.
     
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  9. Slave IV

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    And still no missiles:( 
     
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  10. betsuni

    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

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    If you want to spare your wallet you could try gambling to see if Amazon or other shops will discount it since it seems to be sitting everywhere. Or bite the bullet and make sure you're safe with an order.
     
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    For those intereested in preordering the Super 31J domestically, I think eKnight has the lowest preorder price so far at $267:

    https://www.eknightmedia.com/macros...action-figure-by-bandai-tamashii-nations.html

    Edited to add: I have a feeling this is going to shelfwarm hard and if you're in no hurry to get this, I think the price on this is going to be discounted significantly on a sale in the future. It's an absolutely fantastic valk though and one of the best, if not the best, made DX valk to date in my opinion.
     
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    I saw that listing earlier today and was about to post it, lol. Good old eknight...I don't think I've ever seen any other domestic retailer beat their preorder prices. And yeah, the 31 is a pretty good design!
     
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  13. Slave IV

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    It's also yet to be seen if it has any of the "downgrades" in fitment/quality that the AX Valks had. I agree that the VF-31s up until the AX versions are the best DX Valks made so far.
     
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    Robodou - VF-1S [ Fokker ] Internet_20240510_090308_1.png Internet_20240510_090308_7.png Internet_20240510_090308_13.png Internet_20240510_090308_16.png Internet_20240510_090308_12.png Internet_20240510_090308_8.png Internet_20240510_090308_15.png Internet_20240510_090308_6.png Internet_20240510_090308_4.png Internet_20240510_090308_5.png Internet_20240510_090308_10.png Internet_20240510_090308_9.png Internet_20240510_090308_11.png Internet_20240510_090308_3.png Internet_20240510_090308_14.png Internet_20240510_090308_2.png Internet_20240510_090308_19.png Internet_20240510_090308_22.png Internet_20240510_090308_21.png Internet_20240510_090308_20.png Internet_20240510_090308_23.png Internet_20240510_090308_18.png Internet_20240510_090308_17.png
     
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  15. betsuni

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    I never noticed the Crunchyroll logo on there till now.
     
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    I don't think it should be an issue with the 31s. The design of the 31AX has completely different armored-up arms which was the source of the fit or alignment issues in fighter mode. The slimmer arm design of the Siegfried doesn't have that issue sitting flush or causing any other fit or alignment issue in fighter, so there really shouldn't be an issue with this Revival Super 31J.

    The only bothersome issue I really have with the Siegfried is just paint scraping (the slight gap in the neck of fighter doesn't bother me). The double metal hinge shoulders in particular. All but Chuck and my 31A Kairos have some paint scraping there, with my Hayate and Mirage being the worst offenders.

    Oh, and I guess I'm not fond of how opaque the canopy is. Maybe Bandai will make it more transparent with this Revival. Usually, some changes are implemented with a Revival release, but I'm not exactly sure what Bandai can do to improve upon the Siegfried. They should've at least thrown in the fold projection unit with this Revival package though.

    Still not fond of the 1S head sculpt by threezero.
     
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  17. Slave IV

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    Yeah, we’ll see. I have plenty of 31Js so I’m sitting this out but hope it’s good for those getting it. The only thing that bugs me about the 31s is the gappy fitment behind the cockpit.
     
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    I don't know why, but I didn't realize the Three Zero is labeled Robotech...I don't believe the Super Parts ever showed up in the original cartoon, only the heavy armor for the VF-1j ... I could be wrong?

    Didn't they first appear in the movie DYRL? Depending on how their license is worded, maybe they can't do it?
     
  19. Slave IV

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    Super parts were definitely in the original series. In DYRL, they had Strike Parts, which is one side being the dual cannon instead of the missile launcher.
     
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  20. LonelySoldierBoy

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    The super/fast packs did appear in the cartoon. I believe the first appearance was Hikaru's 1S coming to aid Max when he was escorting Misa back to earth to speak to her father and they were attacked. Global tells Shammy to have Hikaru use the supers to get to the battle scene as quickly as possible.

    I also believe Hikaru, Max, and Milia were all super-ed up in the final battle with the Minmay attack.

    I might be mistaken but Max and Milia may have also been super-ed up when Milia brought baby-Dana... er, Komilia... to seize control of the zentradi factory.

    Roy was never super-ed up in the cartoon.
     
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